Bach: St. Matthew Passion
CD (1989) ARCHIV Produktion
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Performers:Anthony Rolfe Johnson Andreas Schmindt Barbara Bonney Ann Monoyios Anne Sofie von Otter Michael Chance Howard Crook Olaf Bär Cornelius Hauptmann The Monteverdi Choir The London Oratory Junior Choir The English Baroque Soloists
No of discs: 3
Recording info:Recorded at The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh (England), 4/1988
"Anthony Rolfe Johnson declaims the Evangelist’s role with clarity, authority and the subtle inflexion of an accomplished story-teller. Ann Monoyios, Howard Crook and Olaf Bär also make strong contributions but it’s Michael Chance’s ‘Erbarme dich’, tenderly accompanied by the violin obbligato, which sets the seal of distinction on the performance. Singing and playing of this calibre deserve to win many friends and Gardiner’s deeply felt account of Bach’s great Passion does the music considerable justice."